Heading East   Leave a comment

After the Grand Circle Tour, Phil, Sue, Ted, Linda, Bill and I headed east, stopping at Meteor Crater.

What is Meteor Crater? Well, about 50,000 years ago from the northeaster sky, a brilliant meteor hit the earth at about 26,000 miles per hour. The meteorite was a huge iron-nickel mass, approximately 150 feet across and weighing several hundred thousand tons. Below is a piece of the meteorite.

When it struck earth, it was a force greater than 20 million tons of TNT!

The photo below is what it left.

A HUGE HOLE IN THE GROUND. Who would have thought that people would pay $16 to see a hole in the ground. I have to say, it was a sight to see!

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Posted October 2, 2013 by carolnbill in Travel

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